Dr. Jamie Saunders appointed as director of National Cyber Crime Unit


28 April 2014 

The National Crime Agency has appointed the new Director of the National Cyber Crime Unit. 

Dr Jamie Saunders, Director International Cyber Policy for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), was appointed on 25 April 2014 following an open competition.

Jamie’s career started in 1988 when he joined GCHQ. Since then, he has undertaken a range of policy, operational and technical management roles. For more than 10 years he has worked at a senior level in cyber related fields and has been the UK FCO’s International Cyber Policy Director since January 2012.

NCA Director General Keith Bristow said: “Jamie has extensive experience in the cyber field at a national level. This is a significant leadership role and I am confident that Jamie will lead the collective law enforcement effort against the rapidly changing threats of cyber and cyber enabled crime. We are delighted to welcome him to our senior team.”

NCCU Jamie Saunders said: “I am delighted to be joining the National Crime Agency. Having worked closely with NCCU colleagues over the past two and a half years, I appreciate both the skills and expertise of the team, and the scale of the challenge we are facing. I look forward to leading the unit in the next phase of our fight against the scourge of cybercrime".

More information about the work of the NCCU is available here.

The new Director joins the NCA Board

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